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“I liked their pizza and service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mabe's Pizza

Mabe's Pizza
110 East Water Street (downtown Decorah), Decorah, IA
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Ranked #7 of 33 restaurants in Decorah
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Stavanger
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134 reviews 134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“I liked their pizza and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

So if that is what you are after, than this might be your place. The pizza had what I think it should have, namely a personal touch to the restaurant. I think the tomato souce did that job very well. Also, the service was just above average, friendly and helpful. They were also good at offering refills on our drinks. However, I also look at the interior and the overall impression. The restaurant is dark and worn out, and although close to getting 4 out of 5, I fall back to average on this restaurant. Could easily recommend it to others though.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Decorah, Iowa
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211 reviews 211 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Nostalgia for aums”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The pizza is "unusual" in that it has little or no relationship to anything Italian. The rest of the food is pretty "ho-hum", but since we like broasted chicken at times, we do order it. Going to Mabe's is a tradition for Luther College alums. For the locals its nothing special but a necessity at times when in a pinch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Average.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Too many young waitstaff with too little to do. They seem to be more focused on their own interaction and the customers were second. The salad was iceberg lettuce.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ossian, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Alumni Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Nobody that has ever graduated from Luther or lived in Decorah does not have a little nostalgia for "Mabe's Pizza." This one of a kind crust and sauce with satisfy your pizza craving and you'll be surrounded by locals that rave for Mabe's.

Visited April 2013
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Decorah, Iowa
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5 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It's a tradition.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We eat Mabe's Pizza frequently. Love it. Can get a half-baked pizza to go. Have frozen them and taken to NYC for our son! Mabe's is a tradition in Decorah. Your stop in Decorah is not complete without a pizza from Mabe;s.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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